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2012 Race Calendar

Just posted my race calendar for 2012 on the right hand side of the site —> 6/15 2.4mi Friday Night Swim Race : This race is just a tune-up and a motivating force to get me in the pool during the spring. I’d like to swim 1:10 or so for 2.4 miles, which will be …

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Lake Stevens 70.3 Triathlon Race Report 2011

Headed to Lake Stevens last Sunday for a half-ironman triathlon. The half-ironman distance is now being referred to as ‘70.3’ as this is the combined distance in miles of the swim/bike/run legs combined. I still like calling them half-ironman races since the term 70.3 doesn’t really mean much in my mind. With just a couple …

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White River 50 Mile Ultramarathon 2011 Race Report

The White River 50 Miler was totally awesome. I signed up for the race many months ago, but the week prior if you asked me if I was going to run it, I would have laughed at you. I was dealing with a few injuries and still not recovered from Ironman CDA. However, a subtle …

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Ironman CDA 2011 Race Report

I’m very thankful to have finished and the experience was incredible. I learned far more from this race than I have in other races that I was actually able to “race.” I learned that we are really able to accomplish more than we think we can. I also learned that we are capable of going …

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Ironman CDA: Done!

It’s done! I really had to dig deep this time. The swim went well and I didn’t push too hard given the length of the day ahead. With almost 2,500 athletes in the water it was VERY aggressive and I was getting punched, kicked and dunked every few minutes. I came out of the water …

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Ironman CDA: One Day to Go!

Today featured a morning “race rehearsal” swim (10mins) / bike (15 mins) / run (10 mins) followed by copious amounts of sitting around and not doing much. At an Ironman race, you also drop off all your gear the day before the race, including your bike and both transition bags with bike/run gear. I did …

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Ironman CDA Training Camp

Just returned home from a 4 day Ironman CDA training camp with VO2 Multisport. As much as I like doing my training solo, it is really nice to get in with a group now and then. I trained far harder and longer and “smarter” than I would have on my own. By smarter I mean …

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Copper Canyon Ultramarathon 2011 Adventure & Race Report

I shouldn’t call this a race report since the objective was less about racing and more about experiencing the culture and the beauty of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. Arriving at the starting point of the race involved 2 flights, a 2+ day ride in a van and an 18 mile rugged and hot …

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How to Run 50 Miles: Part II – Beyond Pure Fitness

Read Part I Here. I’m going to expand on the first principle I stated in Part I, that I think the outcome for endurance events are more driven by factors beyond raw fitness than of fitness itself. Nutrition, mental focus, pacing, gear and other factors are just as (if not more important) than how high …

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Ron Herzog 50K Race Report

Yesterday I did my longest and toughest run ever, the Ron Herzog 50K (which ended up being around 32 miles, a little more than 50K). I stumbled upon it a week ago while looking for trail runs online and decided to give it a shot. This is a small race and when I showed up …

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Run Of The Mill 5k

Yesterday was my second 5K running race in the past month, following up on the Furry 5K. I’m slowly gaining fitness, with 3-4 runs per week, each roughly 30 minutes in length or so. I’m also practicing yoga 3-4 days per week, lifting weights at least twice a week and assisting at my yoga studio …

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